Thursday, January 23, 2020

Remembering Wiener King

In 1977, a guy named Don Schooler opened a franchise of the fast-food Wiener King, in Bartlesville.  I was one of the first crewmembers.  I found out about the job because Don's parents shared a back fence with us.
Their tagline was "King of Hot dogs, USA."

They had paper crowns for the kids, just like the crowns at Burger King.  Here, print your own!
My work name tag.
The building is still there, now being used as Jaron Leach's Shelter Insurance office.
I found this photo of a Wiener King in Mansfield, OH, which is a good match to what the place looked like when it opened.

For me, the most disgusting thing on the menu was a dog with cole slaw, onions, pickle relish, and CHILI also!  Yuck!  But I remember seeing Mr Schooler eat one.

And that's the summer job I had the year before we got married.

See you on Monday!
 

4 comments:

Don Schooler said...

Mark, I am Don Schooler and your blog about Remembering Wiener King brought back many memories. I apologize but I do not remember you but then again this was almost 43 years ago. The Wiener King Special, that you thought was "YUCK" did not have pickle relish. It consisted of mustard, onions, Cheese Whiz, coleslaw, and chili and was delicious. Thank you for the memories you have given to me.

Don Schooler

Don Schooler said...

Mark, I am Don Schooler and your blog about Remembering Wiener King brought back many memories. I apologize but I do not remember you but then again this was almost 43 years ago. The Wiener King Special, that you thought was "YUCK" did not have pickle relish. It consisted of mustard, onions, Cheese Whiz, coleslaw, and chili and was delicious. Thank you for the memories you have given to me.

Don Schooler

Don Schooler said...

Mark, I am Don Schooler and your blog about Remembering Wiener King brought back many memories. I apologize but I do not remember you but then again this was almost 43 years ago. The Wiener King Special, that you thought was "YUCK" did not have pickle relish. It consisted of mustard, onions, Cheese Whiz, coleslaw, and chili and was delicious. Thank you for the memories you have given to me.

Don Schooler

Mark Alfred said...

I STAND CORRECTED ON THE CONTENTS OF THE WIENER KING SPECIAL!
Thanks for your note Mr Schooler! You were a good boss even though some of the high-school kids probably didn't take the job too seriously. I am thankful to have had the job.

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